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Old 09-15-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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American Indians look to high court

American Indians group takes 'Redskins' name to U.S. Supreme Court - ESPN
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:43 PM   #2
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They have a large group of seven trying to take this to court. Sounds like strong support.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:50 PM   #3
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They won't win! Are they going to take the Cleveland Indians to the Supreme Court? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office panel ruled in their favor of Redskin's in 1999. The 7 have been handed a series of defeats from judges who ruled that the plaintiffs waited too long to bring their suit .

If it was another city outside Washington D.C. maybe!
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This is statutory rather than constitutional issue and on that ground they have no chance in hell of winning. They would be lucky if the Supreme Court accepts the case.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:52 PM   #5
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Re: American Indians look to high court

I dont think the group will win this one but I do think its only a matter of time until the Redskins change their name & logo.
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I dont think the group will win this one but I do think its only a matter of time until the Redskins change their name & logo.

Will the Fighting Irish change theirs? Redskin's should keep logo ... What will be their new political correct name? The RedStorm.
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I dont think the group will win this one but I do think its only a matter of time until the Redskins change their name & logo.
Its not the name they are going after its the trade mark which they want removed.
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:09 PM   #8
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Its not the name they are going after its the trade mark which they want removed.
Once trademark is removed . What is next?
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They won't win! Are they going to take the Cleveland Indians to the Supreme Court? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office panel ruled in their favor of Redskin's in 1999. The 7 have been handed a series of defeats from judges who ruled that the plaintiffs waited too long to bring their suit .

If it was another city outside Washington D.C. maybe!
Actually this is a different 7. Young people filed so that they can respond that they weren't born in time to file previously, as a way of getting around the "waiting too long" judgment.
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:23 PM   #10
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My understanding is that they want the Redskins trademark, which was issued in 1967, canceled.
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Once trademark is removed . What is next?
Anyone can use the name Redskins and Logo (i.e. mattyk will be able to use the domain name redskinswarpath.com SmootSmack is free to make Redskins jerseys in his basement without consequence).
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:02 PM   #12
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Right, and it's not like the Washington Redskins won't be allowed really to continue as the Redskins. Just that their trademark will be diluted, as I understand it
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:06 PM   #13
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Thing is they think they can prove the term "Redskin" is .....slander ....a racist saying.Do I agree no and will be the first to say that sometimes things are carried to far but with that said ...lets not forget the Court is now different to ethnic case's then it once was(get my point).
If I was was Dan I do it.....look at all the money people would spend in 2 different ways.

1) Buy up as much old Redskin memorabilia as possible!

2) People will buy the hell out of the new stuff!
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Right, and it's not like the Washington Redskins won't be allowed really to continue as the Redskins. Just that their trademark will be diluted, as I understand it
This is just what I was going to say put I did not know how to spell diluted.
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This is just what I was going to say put I did not know how to spell diluted.

Why not just be known as Washington,keep the same colores,even keep the headress...just insert a big W?
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